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Welcome to our Neroche Villages

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The Neroche Parish Villages of Bickenhall, Curland, Orchard Portman, Thurlbear and Staple Fitzpaine lie in rural Somerset, between the Blackdown Hills and Taunton. The area is administered by Neroche Parish Council, which give the website its name. There is no parish named Neroche.

This website includes the official website of Neroche Parish Council, the local government council for the civic parishes of Bickenhall, Curland, Orchard Portman with Thurlbear, and Staple Fitzpaine. Information about the council, meetings, planning applications and other matters are available from the main menu.

Our villages and hamlets lie in beautiful countryside with quiet lanes, public footpaths, bridleways and forests. Part of the area is within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as is Mount Fancy Farm Reserve, a butterfly conservation reserve, and Neroche Woodlanders, a social enterprise based at Young Wood.

Use the website to find out more about our community and for News, Events, Groups and other activities. There a link to Neroche Hall, our village hall. Our local businesses are listed on the businesses pages.

Acknowledgements: The Neroche Communication Action Group is a voluntary body working to maintain good communication within our parish. It produces the website, the Neroche Villages Newsletter and the Email Alert. These activities are funded from many sources. The website’s contribution comes from donations, business advertising, and payment for maintaining the Neroche Parish Council website. We thank our supporters.

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Upcoming Events

For a full listing of upcoming Events, please refer to the Events page

07 December 2023

Thursday Lunch Club

Neroche Hall 12:30 - 07/12/2023 View Details
08 December 2023

Christmas Family Bingo

Neroche Hall 18:30 08/12/2023 to View Details
12 December 2023

Mount Fancy Butterfly Reserve

Mount Fancy Farm 09:30 - 15:00 12/12/2023 View Details
13 December 2023

Womens Institute

Neroche Hall 19:30 - 22:00 13/12/2023 View Details

Latest Parish News

Temporary Road Closure 27th November 2023 - Staple Fitzpaine Road

Staple Fitzpaine Road


November 2023
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Temporary Road Closure:ttro821491W(TD) - Staple Fitzpaine Road, Curland and Staple Fitzpaine

Please follow the link to view the above road closure; and the link for the Notice 2:

The order becomes effective on 23rd November 2023 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to commence on 27th November 2023 and last for 5 days to enable Airband Community Internet Ltd to carry out overhead cabling works.

The contractor has indicated that access for Emergency Services through the site is permitted on this occasion.

For any further information about this closure please contact Airband Community Internet Ltd on 0785 025 4817, quoting reference: ttro821491W(TD)

New Road SFP -Temporary Closure


November 2023
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Somerset Council

Parish of Staple Fitzpaine

Temporary Closure of New Road

Somerset Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act

1984 as amended, have made an Order prohibiting all traffic from proceeding along;

New Road - from the junction with Lady Acre to the junction with St Peters Close. A total distance

of 43 metres.

This Order will enable Airband Community Internet Ltd to carry out repair works and network


The Order becomes effective on 16th November 2023 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to commence on 20th November 2023 and last until 22nd November

2023 between the hours of 08:00 - 18:00 for a total of 3 days.

Please visit for further information on the alternative route.

Please note that should you require to view a closure which is more than two weeks ahead, you will

need to register for free with One.Network.

For information about the works being carried out please contact Airband Community Internet

Ltd on telephone number 01905 676121 quoting reference number ttro964018W(TD).

Duncan Sharkey

Chief Executive

Dated: 16th November 2023.

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